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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 104–113.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Edgecombe Avenue pied-a-terre, she welcomed uptown and downtown artists, musicians, actors, writers, political activists, and socialites. Langston Hughes called her “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s” because her memorable gatherings lent such a glamorous, glitzy aura to the social scene above 110th Street...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 132–143.
Published: 01 November 2021
... sung in order for Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, to reach us and for the enemies of Orpheus to magically escort it to the goddess of the bloody night.12 Joyce Mansour (1928 86) Al-Kharrat Nka 137 Calling on desert animals So it comes making no sound visiting the graves The graves...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
... at London-­ based photographer Joy Gregory’s project “Cinder- ella Tours Europe,” in which Gregory, using a pair of gold pumps, takes the body of the Caribbean woman on the Grand Tour. Focusing on a different kind of stage, Michael D. Harris’s “Mirror Sisters: Aunt Jemima as the Antonym/Extension...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... discuss below. In some of the images, the performer expresses a joyful body language or looks playfully at the viewer. With those complicitous and emotive (joy and abandon) body languages, the media performance challenges the sense of entitlement that a category of viewers enjoys when consuming images...